belarusPublic Sector

Ministry of Agriculture and Foodhttp://mshp.minsk.by

Agricultural extension and advisory services are for the most part represented by the public organizations (state research institutes, local government agencies):

  • Belarusian State Agricultural Academy,
  • Vitebsk State Academy of Veterinary Medicine,
  • Grodno State Agrarian University,
  • Belarusian State Agri-Technical University
  • Brest Oblast Agricultural Committee
  • Vitebsk Oblast Agricultural Committee
  • Mogilev  Oblast Agricultural Committee
  • Gomel Oblast Agricultural Committee
  • Minsk Oblast Agricultural Committee
  • Grodno Oblast Agricultural Committee
  • Livestock Institute
  • Crop Production Institute
  • Potato Growing Institute
  • Fruit Growing Institute
  • Vegetable Production Institute
  • Institute of Agricultural Mechanization
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

    Very few NGO, if any, are involved in providing extension and advisory services. 

  • International Foundation for Rural Development, IFRD 
    - has 3 affiliates throughout Belarus partially functioning as “extension services”.
  • Director Serguey Tarasyuk
    62 Kazintsa Street, office # 910 
    Minsk, Belarus

    Farmer Based Organizations

    Farmer Based Organizations are represented by the regional farmers’ associations. The main goal of the associations (registered as non-commercial organizations) is lobbying the farmers’ interest. To some extend they are involved in providing agricultural consulting services to its members.

    • Gomel Regional Private Farmers’ Association
      Bayda Mikhail Leontievich – Chairman
      143 Sovetskaya Street, office # 502, Gomel, Belarus
      (0232) 57-48-51 [office phone]
    • Grodno Regional Private Farmers’ Association Ushkevich Vladimir Vitalievich – Chairman
      2 Lermontova Street, office # 4, Grodno, Belarus
      (0152) 74-22-06 [office phone]
    • Minsk Regional Private Farmers’ Association
      Kovalyov Nikolay Dmitrievich - Chairman
      5a Chkalova Street, office # 214
      (017) 252-43-52 [office phone]
      +375 29 750-72-24 [cell phone]
      Brest Regional Private Farmers’ Association
      Vorobey Konstantin Kuzmich – Chairman
      (0162) 49-05-90 [office phone]
      +375 29 622-05-50 [ cell phone] 
    • Mogilev Regional Private Farmers’ Association
      Latyshkevich Pavel Konstantinovich 
      (0222) 22-42-44 [office phone]


    List of Extension Providers

    icon target The following list shows an excerpt from the GFRAS Directory of Extension Providers for Belarus. Some of these entries may be specially marked for having more detailed information in the database of the Worldwide Extension Study WWES.